I agree with jdawg, XA provides better processor and GPU, Sony usually provides better build quality than Samsung, making the phone last longer, it has DLNA so he will be able to stream stuff to the PC/TV more easily. According to GSM arena the battery on J5 lasts longer... though I always find them testing Sony and huawei phones with incomplete softwares and then they release a new review with the final software at the moment of the release of the phone and the battery ends up lasting way longer... but they don't update the specs chart with that info.
In short, if you plan on replacing your son's phone in a couple years you may go with any of them, if you plan for this phone to last, definitely go with the Xperia.
PS: Xperia XA doesn't have a gyrospcope, so if he's planning on using if for Pokemon GO or for VR,don't buy it.
Cole, 09 Aug 2017I need this phone guys but I'm considering it with Sony XA and J5 though Sony is more exoensiv... moreThe J5 is okay. The Xperia certainly is worth the price. I have the Huawei G7 L03 North American(Canada) and I cannot update the OS since they never released anything past Android KitKat. So if you're looking for something to keep up with the software that Xperia it is other than that the G7 has a long lasting battery and a nice camera. Hope this helps
I need this phone guys but I'm considering it with Sony XA and J5 though Sony is more exoensive. Do you recommend I buy it??
best smartphone ever, unfortunately after two years it felt to see, and now is destroyed, but I am sure that it would last and work smoothly for at least two more years, I am looking for samsung galaxy s5, is it better than ascend g7? :)
best smartphone for battery,body. You can have this phone.I feel good about this phone
Hi, I have G7-L11 (I've had this for 2yrs now) and still on KitKat, how to upgrade to the latest version? And what version is it? I'm not really techie, i don't know how to manually update. I love this phone but I hate that there's no ota update especially to people like me who aren't techie. The salesperson are not very helpful. If there are people kind enough to help me thank you in advance.
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2017I bought it since March 2015 and till now still on kitkate andriod version however its planned... moreU cannot upgrade directly to 6. U must 1st dload lollipop frm Huawei site. Install that, then dload 6 frm xda developers.
Taariq, 10 Feb 2017Does the Huawei Ascend G7 in South Africa get the android 6 update?Yes via xda developers
yolo, 02 Apr 2017NoPunch in android 6 for g7 in Google search. It will come up. I got mine via xda developers.
richlatham, 28 May 2017I like my phone, but it is still on 4.4.4 - How can i get an upgrade to a newer version of Android?U must manually dload lollipop and install it. Then dload marshmallow and install that. Nougat not available for g7 yet. My p9 lite got it okay.
I like my phone, but it is still on 4.4.4 - How can i get an upgrade to a newer version of Android?
My G7 has a problem some times my phones camera doesnot work properly they say " uncomfortably camera has stopped"......please say what to do....give me opinions..........
Some times the camera of my G7 will not on they say "uncomfortably the camera has stopped " please give any opinions, what to do
Contact list is blank suddenly in my Huawei G7, any solution for this? Need urgent help.
I am using this for last 1.9 years.Now a days this is coming up frequently.
Its good phone, i have been using it now over 1.8 yrs. No major issue to report, good performance. Recommended from my end. thnx, Asim from Pakistan
Taariq, 10 Feb 2017Does the Huawei Ascend G7 in South Africa get the android 6 update?No